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Southern Museum of Flight

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Address: 4343 N 73rd St, Birmingham, AL 35206-3642
Phone Number: 205 833 8226
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9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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An aircraft hangar museum with exhibits of authentic old airplanes.

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had all kinds of history in it..... had different thing about past wars..... had flight simulators..... had info on early flight planes like the Wright Brothers...... will have to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sandy L
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Ranburne, Alabama
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Ranburne, Alabama
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

had all kinds of history in it..... had different thing about past wars..... had flight simulators..... had info on early flight planes like the Wright Brothers...... will have to see for your self and & good bit of walking

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Platte City, Missouri
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

We were visiting Birmingham for just an afternoon and found this museum close to the airport. We were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the exhibits and their accompanying explanations. If you have any interest in aviation history, this is worth the trip!

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Thank Pamela B
Birmingham, Alabama
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

A great mix of items for the history and aviation enthusiast. A number of vintage and more recent items. Displays are informative and well put together.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Working with Birmingham Pinups, I was given the honor of participating in the very FIRST Southern Museum of Flight calendar benefiting the Mary Alice Beatty scholarship. The photos in the calendar ate with the planes and helicopters at the museum. I've visited the museum several times through this period. It's a great place for history buffs and flight enthusiasts. Worth... More 

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Thank Alice v
Vero Beach, FL
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

I took my grandsons, ages 4 & 2, along with my 14 year old nephew this week and had a fantastic visit. They had something for all of us. I am even suggesting to my son they consider it for the next birthday party for the boys. It is very well done and extremely interesting. I am sad my dad,... More 

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2 Thank BethIRC
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Not even that interesting of a place. But what really got me was how the people had a security guard follow us throughout the place. I would be stretching the definition to call it a museum. My students saw how obvious our treatment was compared to the other group that was present. Staff not friendly. I'll spend my money elsewhere.

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3 Thank Candyce C
Birmingham, Alabama
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I visited the museum with a friend from England. We were very early and the only ones there so we had plenty of time to see everything. We were, however, dissappointed with how little there actually was there. We also noticed that when others started arriving they were given a ticket. That seemed awful strange to both of us. It... More 

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1 Thank Jerry G
Birmingham, Alabama
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Great museum & full of history, hands on & even little kids would like it. Good value for the small admission fee. They provide car/stroller for tots & a playroom to keep them happy.

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1 Thank Eileen G
st louis,mo
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44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We have visited Birmingham many times but never went to the museum of flight. We took our 3 and 5 yr old grandsons and had a great time. They loved the airplanes and the different videos. We were the only people there, which is a shame because it is really a nice place to spend the morning on a hot... More 

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1 Thank bubbystlouis
Wilmington, Delaware
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Well worth your time to visit the Southern Museum of Flight! Love seeing all of the aircraft! Definitely VERY GOOD! Definitely visit!

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